The World's Andrea Crossan is our animal beat reporter. And she loves it. Her list of the best animal stories of 2014 includes a shaggy dog named Arthur, a sexy shark named Lydia and boozy birds ending up in the drunk tank.
In Denmark, restrictive family immigration laws often prevent young Danes from marrying and living in the country with non-European spouses. One of the consequences is that it has forced many second-generation immigrants to leave Denmark.
Reunited, and it feels so good! After four months in quarantine, a former stray dog from Ecuador named Arthur has finally been released to go home with Mikael Lindnord, a member of a Swedish adventure racing team that rescued Arthur during a race last year.
If you receive a call from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences you may want to take it; someone could be on the line telling you that you've won a Nobel prize. One of the callers could be Staffan Normark.
Shukri Alassouli, a 33-year-old man from Gaza, was trying to find a better life for his young family in Europe. But their journey across the Mediterranean in smugglers' boats turned into what the UN called the deadliest accident of its kind, killing hundreds and losing Shukri's wife, daughter and young son at sea.
As a fresh round of negotiations begins on Wednesday to eliminate the threat from Iran's nuclear program, dissidents join Israel in telling the West to move cautiously. We introduce you to an Iraqi who excels at video games — many set in his home country — and we celebrate World Toilet Day. That and more, in today's Global Scan.
Europe has a long history of searching for and cataloging its indigenous species. But, surprisingly, a number of species still went undiscovered. Now, there's a renewed effort to find the insects and other small creatures previously unknown — before humans unknowingly force them into extinction.